It’s Day 13 of our Proverbs 31 Woman Bible Study!
Today, we’re going to dig into Proverbs 31:26-27
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
In yesterday’s lesson, we learned being a Proverbs 31 Woman means being enterprising and lining up our priorities with God’s. We also delved a bit into having an attitude of joy! You can get caught up with yesterday’s lesson here!
Today’s video lesson we will look at using our mouths to speak wisdom, life, and kindness. I’m also showing you 5 quick ways you can accomplish this!
I’d like to invite you to pray with us! Today’s lesson pairs perfectly with our Proverbs 31 Woman Prayer & Affirmation Challenge. Join us in touching the heart of God with our prayers!
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Let me ask you this. . .
Are you purposeful with the words you speak? Your carefulness to speak words of wisdom, life, and kindness tell of your character and Godliness.
Tune in to learn how you can use your mouth to bless others, like the Proverbs 31 Woman!
Bible Study Notes
- We have an obligation to be women who speak wisdom, life, and kindness over others. Let’s change the narrative and become truly Godly Women!
- I want to challenge you with 5 Quick Ways You Can Use Your Mouth for Wisdom and Kindness. I hope you’re up for it!
- You don’t want to eat the bread of idleness. You want to be so caught up in Jesus and God’s plans for your life that it’s a non-factor.
- I’m also sharing a few of my favorite Bible Study Resources!
- My favorite bible.
- Highlighters & Pens especially for Bible Studies (you’ll love these!)
- Strong’s Concordance (never study your bible without this!)
- Halley’s Bible Handbook
- You can take a look at the whole list here!
- Here is a video explaining how I use some of these resources and why they are my favorites!
Now Keep Reading!
The Proverbs 31 Woman used her mouth to speak wisdom, life, and kindness.
She was not gossipping, backbiting, slandering, comparing herself to others.
Remember, this is King Lemuel’s mother instructing her son about the kind of virtuous woman he should marry. One of those things she mentions to him, in today’s lesson, is a woman who doesn’t gossip, slander or use words idly, but instead blesses others with kindness and wisdom from her mouth.
Sadly, in the worldly culture of women, this tends to be the norm. We almost come to expect that among women.
Let’s change that narrative and walk as the Godly, virtuous Proverbs 31 Women God has called us to be!
Let’s use our mouths to bless others, speak life, encouragement, and kindness!
I’d like for you to try something. . .
Think about a time when you’ve not used your mouth to speak life and wisdom.
Recount the outcome.
Reflect what you could’ve done differently.
James 3:1-12 talks about our tongues being unbridled and the need to tame our tongue. It takes self-control to work on your thought life and choose your words wisely.
Be. That. Woman.
The challenge becomes how to become like the Proverbs 31 Woman who uses her mouth for wisdom and kindness. This can sound very lofty, so I want to give you some practical ways you can do this.
Here are 5 Quick Ways You Can Use Your Mouth for Wisdom and Kindness:
- Encourage others. Someone always needs an encouraging word. “I believe in you!” can go very far!
- Compliment others. Compliments boost confidence in our spirit and soul.
- Praise others. Talking about people’s accomplishments no matter how big or small can do a world of good.
- Speak life over others. This can give a fresh perspective on situations and challenges others may be facing, in their lives.
- Pray over others. This one tool is probably the most effective because we are talking to God and receiving answers from him, either for ourselves or others.
If you have nothing nice to say,
don’t say anything at all PRAY!
The Proverbs 31 Woman tended her family and her household. She was so diligent in the pursuit of God’s plan for their lives that she did not have time to eat the bread of idleness. (aka she wasn’t a busy body.)
When you’re so caught up in fulfilling the plans and purposes God has for you and your family, there is no time to become entwined in others’ business.
Thht doesn’t mean we should be concerned for the lives of others and create community. We should absolutely do this. However, we should not be so caught up in others that we are distracted by what God has called each of us to do.
I love the way this passage of scripture says the Proverbs 31 Woman minded her own business. . .
She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness. (Proverbs 31:27)
Do you know what idleness produces?
Decide that you don’t have time for any of that. If you stay busy focused on your calling and tending to your household, you can avoid all of it. pinky promise.
I want to encourage you to get so caught up in Jesus and God’s plans for your and your family’s life that idleness and all of her silly girlfriends pass you by![clickToTweet tweet=”Let kindness, wisdom, and life come from your mouth. You are impacting SO MANY people! #p31″ quote=”Let kindness, wisdom, and life come from your mouth. You are impacting SO MANY people! #p31″]
I pray today’s lesson blessed you BIG! We have so much more to glean and learn in our Proverbs 31 Woman Bible Study together!
Be sure to check out the next lesson in The Proverbs 31 Woman Bible Study Series! We’re going to talk about becoming that “good thing” to our husbands and why this is so important to him and our marriage.
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